Thursday, January 30, 2014

Radiant Hearts Paper Partyware

My Radiant Hearts Valentine Collection is now available on paper party ware.  Unique Industries has done a great job with all of the products and it really looks bold and fresh.  The product collection includes plates, napkins, cups, table covers, treat bags and balloons.  It is for sale in the USA as well as the UK for 2014.  Here is a link to an online retailer if you are interested:
https://www.wallyspartyfactory.com/products/radiant-hearts-dessert-plates-8ct/

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Owl Collection

My Christmas owls are now featured on a range of giftware and tabletop products from Transpac Imports.  The collection includes ceramics such as mugs, pitchers, votive candle holders, salt and pepper shakers, etc.  There are also some fused glass pieces, metal garden stakes and fabric plush pillows.  Seeing my 2 dimensional designs transformed to 3 dimensional product is always such a rewarding feeling!





Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Doggie Magnet Boards

Foreside Home has licensed several of my dog designs and turned them into magnet boards.  They are great wall decor as well.



Thursday, May 30, 2013

My Newest Kid's Puzzle for Ravensberger

This music themed animal puzzle is now available.  It is produced by Ravensberger, a name synonymous with quality puzzles.  Their distribution is impressive, so it should be widely available.  I believe it will be selling in Barnes and Noble stores soon if not already.


Friday, April 26, 2013

Transportation themed kid's puzzle!

This arrived via the UPS guy the other day.  My transportation themed painting is now on puzzles!  Ravensberger makes beautiful puzzles, so I am happy to be working with them.  I have another design debuting with them as well and will post it next week.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tropical Hibiscus Phone Cases for Red Dirt

My Tropical Hibiscus design is now available on phone cases with Red Dirt Shop.  With every case ordered, $5.00 goes to helping to provide clean, fresh water for those who do not have it.  Every 5 phone covers sold provide clean water for life for one individual.  It's a great cause!  You can find my design here.  Check it out!


Monday, February 25, 2013

New Greeting Cards From Great Arrow Graphics

Great Arrow Graphics in Buffalo, NY print beautiful greeting cards.  Each one is hand silkscreened and their quality is amazing.  They recently licensed three of my designs and the samples arrived last week.  They look terrific, as always!  You can buy them online here along with more of my designs, or look for them in your local greeting card store.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Turkey Fabric

Thanks to Henry Glass Fabrics, my turkey is now strutting around on fabric.  If I remember correctly, it is available at your local Hancock Fabrics store this fall.  It is always so gratifying to see my designs on printed fabric!  Happy Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 9, 2012

Basecamp Hotel Lake Tahoe

On our recent trip to Lake Tahoe, we found a great little boutique hotel when browsing Kayak and it ended up being super stylish and cool.  The staff at Basecamp were really helpful and the place had everything we needed for a great weekend.  One thing I particularly loved in our room was the clever drawing of the lake that was printed on a canvas tarp that was then hung on the wall behind the bed as a headboard.  The pops of orange used on the lamps and furniture were a nice change from the usual boring finishes at other hotels.  The place is modern, but the furnishings and artwork really add warmth and charm to this gem of a hotel.  Check it out if you are heading to Tahoe!








Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fall in Lake Tahoe

We had a nice little get away this past weekend in Lake Tahoe.  We got lucky with the weather.  It was sunny and warm (in the upper 50's to low 60's in the daytime).  The aspen tress were past their prime, but there was still plenty of color to satisfy our hunger for some fall color.  We had never driven around Fallen Leaf Lake before, and it did not disappoint.  It is a gorgeous drive and there is a hike to another small lake when you get to the end of the road.  Living in the Bay Area, the quiet was amazing and the fresh scent of pine trees was just what we needed.  If you are heading to Tahoe, I highly recommend Basecamp Hotel for lodging.  I will do a separate post all about Basecamp, just because it deserves some separate blog love.  All in all, fall is a great time in Lake Tahoe if the snow holds off and you can get in some hikes.  The big summer crowds are gone and you get a more relaxed version of Tahoe and it is pretty terrific!













Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Featured Artist on the Peaceable Kingdom Website

The wonderful people at Peaceable Kingdom have featured me on their website.  I've always been so proud and happy with all of the products we have designed together and it is so nice to have such amazing and continuing success with a creative company like Peaceable Kingdom.  You can see the page here.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Newly Renovated Kitchen

The kitchen renovation is finally finished!  It is amazing how much larger the room feels, even though we really didn't enlarge the room.  We did take out a couple of walls which really helped give it that open and airy feeling we were wanting. My parents have been here visiting for the past week and we have really enjoyed cooking in it. Take a look around and let me know what you think.










Monday, October 15, 2012

There are turkeys on my roof!



Last week, I went outside my front door to visit a neighbor and some of the turkeys that live in our neighborhood were hanging out on the sidewalk.  When I came back just a few minutes later, the turkeys were in our front yard.  No big deal.  After I went back in the house, I was working away in my office and suddenly one of the turkeys was airborne and flew up on the roof.  The rest of the turkeys followed suit and all four of them were walking around enjoying the view!  We see the turkeys often, but have never seen them get on our roof.  I snapped a few photos.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Glacier National Park and The Canadian Rockies


We had a terrific time in Montana's Glacier National Park as well as Banff and Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada recently. We hiked to some amazing lakes, glaciers and even a tea house perched high above that served an amazing assortment of teas! The wildlife in the parks did not disappoint either. We saw a grizzly bear, numerous black bears, elk, mountain goats, big horned sheep as well as deer, rabbits and those cute little chipmunks that always make me smile. It was a great vacation and I highly recommend it if you have never visited!










All of the above pictures were taken in Glacier National Park in Montana.







The pictures above were taken in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada.







The pictures above were taken at Lake Louise and Lake Josephine near Banff, Alberta, Canada.  The hikes here provided breathtaking views of the lakes well worth the time!